Sheriff

Sheriff's Office responsibilities

  • criminal investigations
  • county jail operations
  • weapon permits
  • civil process such as sheriff's sales, paper service and garnishments
  • warrants, court orders and courtroom security

Purpose Statement

As the only law enforcement office in the nation elected by the people and for the people to constitutionally serve as the supreme law enforcement authority of Winneshiek County, our purpose and mission is to ensure the safety of the public in a friendly, approachable and ethical manner, while always upholding and protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens. 

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The Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a safe Memorial Day Weekend! During your holiday weekend activities please remember those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy in the greatest country in the world. God Bless the USA!

The Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a safe Memorial Day Weekend! During your holiday weekend activities please remember those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy in the greatest country in the world. God Bless the USA!

News Release
Case:  SO17000077
Date:  5/19/2017
Time:  12:45 pm
Incident/Charge:   Indecent Exposure 
Location:  Decorah (DNR) Fish Hatchery
Person:  Jamie J. Schwade 
Address:  Protivin, Iowa
Age:  30
Incident Details:   After an incident at the fish hatchery on Friday, May 19, Jamie Schwade was charged with indecent exposure, a serious misdemeanor.

News Release
Case: SO17000077
Date: 5/19/2017
Time: 12:45 pm
Incident/Charge: Indecent Exposure
Location: Decorah (DNR) Fish Hatchery
Person: Jamie J. Schwade
Address: Protivin, Iowa
Age: 30
Incident Details: After an incident at the fish hatchery on Friday, May 19, Jamie Schwade was charged with indecent exposure, a serious misdemeanor.

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office shared 5C's video.

Introducing "Party Your Life Away" - A Mannequin Challenge

Thank you to all who made this video possible! #isitworthit

This dog is missing from the Spillville area.  Her name is Tasha and has a teal collar - no tags, recently rescued from an unfortunate situation. If you have seen or found her, please call the Sheriff's Office at 563-382-4268.

This dog is missing from the Spillville area. Her name is Tasha and has a teal collar - no tags, recently rescued from an unfortunate situation. If you have seen or found her, please call the Sheriff's Office at 563-382-4268.

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